State Senator Scott Wiener Introduces Bill for State Takeover of PG&E

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at 10:00 AM
A Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) truck sits parked on a street on June 18, 2018 in San Francisco, California (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Sen. Wiener introduced new legislation on Monday to make PG&E a publicly owned utility. The bill would employ eminent domain to seize control, forcing PG&E shareholders to sell their shares to the state of California. We'll talk to Wiener about his proposed plan, which is already drawing protests from PG&E's largest union, and about what's next after the Senate last week failed to pass his housing bill, SB50, for the third time.


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Scott Wiener, California state senator, representing San Francisco